Automatic Way to Tell if a FreeBSD system is 64 or 32-bit?

Rolf Nielsen listreader at
Tue Mar 16 17:39:06 UTC 2010

On 2010-03-16 18:02, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	Is there a FreeBSD command similar to the Linux arch
> command?
> 	I have built a fairly decent Bourne shell script to run
> just after installing mfsbsd on a target system. It figures out
> the likely boot drive, formats it and then begins to build a
> FreeBSD system on it. The script could intelligently ask for the
> 64-bit or 32-bit trees if it could determine whether it was
> running on the i86 or 64-bit system.
> Thank you.
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Does uname -p do it for you?

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